As the second period ticked closer to the third, and still the Spokane Chiefs sat on one goal just as they had the night before, they found their scoring touch – in rapid succession.
For five games this season the Spokane Chiefs hummed along offensively behind one of the best lines in the Western Hockey League.
The Spokane Chiefs and Everett Silvertips play nine times this season, and if Sunday’s game was any indication, the season series could be a good one.
Ethan Finley scored two goals, Adam Beckman and Bear Hughes each tallied a goal and two assists, and the Spokane Chiefs used a blistering opening period to rout the Tri-City Americans 7-1 Saturday in a Western Hockey League game at Toyota Center.
Ty Smith knows how to celebrate a reunion, while at the same time introducing himself to his own head coach.
Defenseman Ty Smith has been reassigned by the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League to Spokane and is expected to join the Chiefs for their three games this weekend.
It’s hard enough when you’re up against a hot goalie. For the Spokane Chiefs, it was a warm goalie, as in Beck Warm, the 20-year-old goaltender for the Tri-City Americans.
Jake McGrew spent the early part of September playing hockey with San Jose Sharks prospects he didn’t know nearly as well as he knows his Spokane Chiefs teammates.
Ethan McIndoe arrived at the Spokane Arena as usual Wednesday morning, but when coach Manny Viveiros ushered him into the general manager’s office, McIndoe suspected it wasn’t going to be a usual day.
Dillon Hamaliuk scored just before the closing horn in overtime, and the Kelowna Rockets rallied to defeat the Spokane Chiefs 4-3 Saturday night in a Western Hockey League game at Prospera Place.
Jake McGrew scored twice, including a go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and the Spokane Chiefs opened their Western Hockey League campaign with a 4-3 victory over Kamloops at Sandman Centre on Friday.
For one, there’s a new coaching staff. And the names fans are used to seeing – Anderson-Dolan, Reid, Woods, Brkin, Ty Smith – won’t be on the backs of any jerseys.